All Things Risk Adjustment: A Tweetchat

We know what you want for the holidays – Risk Adjustment! That’s why we’re hosting our third #AskAvaility tweetchat on Friday, 12/9 at 1pm ET, discussing All Things Risk Adjustment. Availity’s Susan Bellile (@SKB_RnQ) joins Steve Sisko (@ShimCode) to talk about the current and future impact of Risk Adjustment on healthcare.

The tweetchat will be held in T1:A1 format with the following topics:

T1: What are the common challenges health plans and providers experience when managing risk adjustment? #AskAvaility

T2: Paper and fax are still king. What tools (digital or otherwise) are providers open to for submitting risk adjustment data? #AskAvaility

T3: If the ACA is repealed, what is the future of risk adjustment? (outside of Medicare Advantage) #AskAvaility

T4: What are the primary risk adjustment skills and expertise needed by health plans & providers? #AskAvaility

T5: What are some of the reasons why smaller health plans struggle with risk adjustment? #AskAvaility

T6: What processes and programs might be used to improve risk-adjustment data collection & reporting? #AskAvaility

Bring any questions, comments, or ideas to the chat and be sure to tag #AskAvaility. You can also tweet your thoughts to the hosts at @SKB_RnQ, @ShimCode, and @Availity.

If you didn’t get chance to participate in the Tweetchat, download the All Things Risk Adjustment Tweetchat transcript.

About the Hosts

Steve Sisko

Steve Sisko has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and is a consultant focused on healthcare data, technology and services – primarily for health plans, payers and risk-bearing providers. Steve is known as @ShimCode on Twitter and runs a blog at You can learn more about Steve at his LinkedIn page and he can be contacted at

Susan Bellile

Susan Bellile is a seasoned veteran in the risk and quality space with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She is currently employed as the Principal of Health Plan Risk & Quality for Availity and has collaborated extensively with payers and providers on product development and risk and quality analytics throughout her career. Susan tweets from @SKB_RnQ.

About the Moderator


Availity integrates and manages clinical, administrative, and financial data to fuel real-time coordination between providers, health plans, and patients in a growing value-based care environment. Facilitating over 7 million transactions daily, Availity’s ability to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information is vital to the financial success of its customers. You can find more information on Availity at or on Twitter @Availity.